: This photograph depicts a 209-B portable loader produced by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio, is shown loading coal to the tender of a steam locomotive at the Nickel Plate Railroad in Michigan City, Indiana.
The Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, also known as the Jeffrey Mining Corporate Center, was established in 1876 as the Lechner Mining Machine Company in Columbus, Ohio by Joseph Jeffrey and Francis Lechner. The company was the number one manufacturer of coal mining machinery worldwide until the mid-twentieth century. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL01583 Subjects
: Railroads; Coal mining; Coal mines and mining -- Ohio; Inventions; Coal-mining machinery; Manufacturing industries--Ohio; Inventors -- Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Labor Places
: Michigan City (Indiana); Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)